Today is I Appreciate Me Day.
A dozen red roses is one of the ways that I am showing myself some appreciation today.
Later it will be a banana split…yummy!!
One my day trip to Longwood gardens last weekend I found some beautiful and different flowers. This is one of them. This is a bloom on a tree, I do not know what it is called. It looks like a pink hairy caterpillar with yellow tips on the end of each strand of hair.
I liked this one because of the contrast between the yellow cluster of anther in the center and the burgundy petals that protect it.
I am not sure what type of Orchids these are but they are beautiful.
Here are some rich dark Purple Tulips sometimes referred to as Black Heroes.
Lavender. The flowers on a Wisteria vine are very fragrant with lavender. My mother as two large Wisteria vines (trees) in her yard. When they are in bloom I love to sit in her back yard and absorb the fragrance.
There are hundreds of varieties of Roses. Each one more beautiful than the next. They say roses are a girls best friend (second to diamonds).
Lilies are my favorite flower. I love all varieties. This is a new one for me. The Oriental Lily. It has at least 2 sets of petals.
Thank You for viewing some of my Reflections
More pictures of Longwood Gardens coming soon…